Practical Forensic Digital Imaging

Practical Forensic Digital Imaging

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Well-documented scenes can prove to be invaluable pieces of evidence at trial, and the ability to take compelling photographs is a critical skill for forensic scientists and investigators. Practical Forensic Digital Imaging: Applications and Techniques is an up-to-date and thorough treatment of digital imaging in the forensic sciences. Balancing practical considerations with scientific and standards-based requirements, the booka€™s clear, concise presentation illustrates the essentials of digital imaging required by professionals in the field. Enhanced with crisp color photos, the book covers a host of critical topics, including: The fundamentals of photographing crime scenes The history of photography and the transition to digital imaging Digital camera hardware and photographic techniques Light, filters, and macro/micro imaging Lay, professional, and expert witnesses, and the implications of Frye and Daubert Enhancement of images and digital panoramic camera scanning Storage of digital media Ultraviolet and infrared imaging Digital photo imaging microscopes Covering the full range of scenarios that forensic professionals encounter, the author includes special sections dedicated to photography involving footwear and tire impressions, vehicles, death and morgue scenes, and taphonomic and entomological imaging, as well as fingerprints, burglaries, fire and arson, sex offenses, blood, and trace evidence and microscopy. The techniques in this volume enable photographers to capture the images that will not only tell the story, but will also stand up in court. Watch Patrick Jones in his laboratory on the CRC Press YouTube channel.Introduction Ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light have specific wavelengths, measured in nanometers (nm). Each is part of ... We use fluorescent fingerprint powder to develop latent fingerprints. ... For example, many a€œforensic blue lightsa€ emit a blue light, but they are not UV light sources. ... It uses a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb, but you will also notice the caution label stating that it is a UV light source.

Title:Practical Forensic Digital Imaging
Author:Patrick Jones
Publisher:CRC Press - 2011-03-05


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